Thursday, January 27, 2011

One Stitch at a Time…

You bloggers are the BEST!  Yesterday I wrote about taking the Hand Applique plunge and I got tons of feedback from you…lots of encouragement and tips and questions and even a virgin joke that had me chuckling!!  A few even asked for a tutorial!!  WHAT??  You should be asking an expert stitcher like Karen from Log Cabin Blog for a tutorial, not someone struggling with the process!!

Then I got an email from Paula the Quilter!  She referred me to Erin of  One Piece at a Time!  Yahoooo…now we are talking!!  Erin is an expert at applique …and what’s even better- Erin likes to share her talent!!  She has a put together a series of videos on the ‘starch’ method.  Erin has kicked it up a notch…instead of using freezer paper she uses a product called Templar.  It’s a see through plastic product that you can iron on…meaning after you have your stencil cut out it is permanent!  It won’t fray, crease or warp like paper. 

If you are starting to applique or want to try a new method, than hurry over to One Piece at a Time.  Erin has gone to a lot of work to educate us…AND WE THANK HER!!  What did we EVER do before the internet??  For one thing…life sure wasn’t this much fun!! haha

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I have to include at least one or two pictures…here’s a shot of the desert cities…taken from Highway 74…a twisty, turny road that is definitely not suitable for doing any stitching on!!  Yikes!!

And when we got home it was bath time for the mutts…Molly’s face says it all….

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Whereas Rylie showed me!…She rolled in the dirt immediately after her bath…Ahhhh…now here is a dog who appreciates camping and the finer things in life!!

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Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!!~P

17 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, thanks for the tip! I think I'll go check her out now!!!

Michelle said...

Poor Molly...she looks to be saying...."Really! Come on...I am not happy about this!"

thanks for sharing.

Michelle

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

And she has a free BOM that is beautiful!!!!!

Deb said...

Thanks so much for posting the link. I've been wanting to make the plunge too, and I don't have any reason not to!!!

WoolenSails said...

I will have to go check out her site.
Nothing like bathing day, lol.

Debbie

Barb said...

I am so envious of your sunshine and warmth...

Marj said...

My Mutt does the same thing as Rylie. Glad that you found One piece at a time, she is very helpful. Keep stitching and enjoying the sunshine.

Kathy said...

Yes, that is a great tutorial too! I can't imagine being without the internet either. M&R must of had fun on your excursion yesterday-no pain no gain-lol! Have a good applique day.

Sara said...

Just noticing your quilt with all the hand stitches above --simply gorgeous!!

Petit Design Co. said...

I just recently found Erin's blog (last week) and I just had to join in her My tweets BOM. It will be my first real non raw edge applique project as well. I've made good progress yesterday (you can see my blog post) Isn't Erin amazing! I love all her tips and videos. I love the internet. I can learn about anything I want to.

AMKreations said...

What beautiful photos! The view is amazing! The dogs are cute too!

Linda said...

Thanks for the tip. Your dogs sure are enjoying their bath time....

Jackie said...

loved the pics of the doggies :) And Rylie rolling in the dirt after getting clean :)

Sue and Doug said...

your posts always bring a smile to my face!..thanks for that..love the shot of poor Molly getting her bath!..she looks a wee bit peeved at you!??..have a great day, Paulette..and happy quilting..and finally tonight I am going to google how to quilt!..and see what I can find!!!..time to learn and hop on this great bandwagon!!!

Allie said...

Awww poor Molly, lol - I think Rylie has the right idea!

Anna said...

eau du dirt...Rylie knows whats attractive!

Anna
www.wooliemammoth.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Beautiful picture of the desert cities- and of the doggies too!:) Thanks for the tips- love how you keep us up on all the latest!! Have a great weekend!!